St Andrew’s Church mural
Bethune Rd, London N16 5DU

Restoration of mural damaged by water

Restoration of mural damaged by water

St. Andrew's is a Grade II listed church in Stoke Newington, designed by Arthur Blomfield and opened in 1884. The church has an extensive range of wall paintings and stained glass by Heaton, Butler and Bayne. The painting at the west end was added later than the rest of the scheme, in 1914, after a tapestry in this place was removed, and the scheme here is the Creed, the Ten Commandments and the Lord's Prayer, with memorial shields including the arms of Stoke Newington and Hackney. The large west window has failed and rainwater has streaked the paint below. There is also an open vertical creack in the centre of the wall from structural movement.
The HOLT grant will allow for the surface cleaning of the whole west end and restoration work. The open crack will be repaired, grouted and painted over. HOLT gave a grant to St Andrew's Church in 2015 for the 'Those Who Returned' WWI memorial.